Workshop: “Multifaceted Relations: Africa-Asia”
The workshop will bring together members of the Cluster who work on the Africa-Asia connections and give a platform to create synergies. It is meant to be a first step towards synergies between various research interests and different approaches.
In the Cluster, some cooperation and exchange has been taken place with the network of institutes of African Studies in Asia (New Delhi, Seoul and Kyoto), our partner University Bordeaux is about to plan more cooperation with Kyoto, and New Delhi organizes regular webinars on Africa-Asia research and cooperation. This workshop is a first step towards synergies between the various lines of research with the objective to create a working group who will develop research questions together.
It also is a first step in the development of a closer cooperation in this field. Due to the pandemic, this workshop only has a limited number of participants and will also take place virtually.
External participants are welcome and requested to register with firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the conference to receive the conference link.
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Programme of the event
Ute Fendler: Welcome address
Peter Simatei: Africa-Asia: Literary Relationalities
Christine Vogt-William: An Intersectional Reading of Race and Gender Politics in Abraham Verghese’s Cutting For Stone
Clarissa Vierke: Broader ties and local connections: Indian (Ocean) references in Mahmoud Mau’s Poetry
Andrew J. Eisenberg: Hadrami Sounds on the Edge of Swahili-space: Musical Poetics of Ethnicity on the Kenyan Coast
|Pedro Pombo: Afro-Indic Archipelagos: searching for materialities, visual cultures and art practices on African heritages in Indian Ocean islands|
Iris Clemens: Global circulating educational concepts and multiplicities of contexts in India and Africa – between hopes and waithood
Yongkyu Chang: The role of civil society as the mediator between Korea and African cultural interaction
Kristina Wright: Cultural Patterns and Asia-Africa Intersections: Notes from an Artistic-Curatorial Exchange
Screening of documentary and discussion with the artist Onejoon Che: My Utopia HD 27'35", 2018 (Spanish, Korean, engl. Subtitles)
Onejoon Che: Mountain of Fire: the black culture in Korea
Ute Fendler: Africa and African/American Artists in popular visual culture in South Korea
Ruth Simbao: Personal, Spatial and Object Biographies in China-South Africa Migrancy: Visualizing Everyday Life and the Afterlife
Mingqing Yuan: Drifting in Africa (非漂): An Autobiographical Account of Being “Guest” in Kenya
Jana Hönke/Yifan Mia Yang: Liminally positioned in the Global South? Re-interpreting Chinese relations with Africa